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Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:20:10 -0500
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Good morning! 

Island Readers & Writers (IRW) based in Southwest Harbor would like to invite librarians, teachers, and anyone who loves picture books to the following online February 2022 programs. These Zoom sessions are free & open to the public. You can see all our upcoming events, or register an event, by visiting <>

Thursday, February 3, 3:30 pm: Wordless Picture Books with author & artist David Wiesner <>

How do you read a picture book without words? And how do you write one? Join us on Zoom on February 3, 2022 at 3:30pm to learn from David Wiesner, highly acclaimed author and artist, and the creator of Caldecott awarded works Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam, among others.

Wordless picture books require us to slow down, look closely, and make meaning from what we see. Learn more about the joy of reading and creating them in this IRW Presents session!

David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. 

Thursday, February 10, 3:30pm: Reading Picture Books with the Whole Book Approach with Courtney Waring, Director of Education, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art <>

What’s the Whole Book Approach all about? Join us on Zoom on Thursday, February 10 at 3:30pm to learn with Courtney Waring, Director of Education at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

The Whole Book Approach helps readers to to look at books in their whole art form, including examining the jacket, endpapers, and front matter. By asking open-ended questions about the book and its visuals, we can create an interactive, rich learning experience.

**Bring your favorite picture book to this Zoom, and be prepared to look at it with new eyes!**

Courtney Waring is Director of Education at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and creates, conducts, and collaborates on a wide array of programs, providing links between visual and verbal literacy and fostering the confidence to appreciate and enjoy art of every kind. 

Tuesday, February 15, 3:30pm: Celebrating the Year of Ashley Bryan with Nick Clark, The Ashley Bryan Center & the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art <>

Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 to learn about the events and exhibitions that will have us calling 2022 “ The Year of Ashley Bryan,” with guest speaker H. Nichols “Nick” Clark, founding director of the Ashley Bryan Center, and retired Founding Director and Chief Curator of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

In 2022, IRW is joining schools, museums, and galleries in the celebration of Ashley Bryan— acclaimed author, painter, printmaker, illustrator, puppet maker and storyteller—who was the recent recipient of the 2022 Maine in America Award, given by the Farnsworth Art Museum.

As Founding Director of the Ashley Bryan Center (ABC), Nick Clark champions ABC’s mission of preserving, celebrating, and sharing Ashley Bryan’s work and his joy of discovery, invention, learning and community.

Mondays & Wednesdays in January & February: Friends Over Books, an interactive pre-K story time with art & music <>

What could be better than spending time with Friends Over Books? Join IRW’s Lisa Herrington for an interactive pre-K story time. Each week, Lisa will guide children through examining a different aspect of picture books, exploring words and images. Attend every Monday/Wednesday or drop in for a single session! Supply lists for crafts can be found at the event link. 

Please do get in touch if you have any questions!



Kelsey E. (Moore) Buckley
Director of Communications & Engagement <>
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"There are as many ways to live in this world as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.” —Harriet the Spy (1996)

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